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Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired results. In this article, the skills for software tester jobs are listed. The skills required can be either technical skills or HR skills that a software tester should have. The skills for software tester jobs – Technical Skills & HR Skills are listed in this article. The software testers should not only master these skills but this information can also be used for preparing the resume and preparing for interviews. 

Technical Skills:

  • Project Specific information: The various information of project and client requirements that include – Client and their business information, purpose and features of the software, number & type of end users, production environment, security features, database of the software etc. Tools: eg: MS Office.
  • SDLC & STLC: The knowledge about the software development life cycle steps, SDLC models like Agile scrum, RUP are essential. The software testing steps and approaches like: analytical approach, model-based, methodical etc to test the software should be known. The testing types to test functional and non functional requirements of the software are also important skills required by the software testers.
  • Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing: The software tester should understand the functional requirements of software. The functionalities can be tested either in manual way or using automation testing. Software tester should be able to understand and analyse the functional requirements, identify the defects and verify the requirements of client. Tools: eg: MS Office, automation tools like Selenium, UFT, cucumber, Test complete etc.
  • Basic knowledge of database/SQL:  The software has data to be stored in the database like customer information, business information, organisation information etc. Here the data will be stored in different backend on the database servers.So the data has to be validated to do so. The software tester has to validate the data in the database, test if the data gets updated into database through the user interface, test the data flows etc. So software tester should be able to write simple or complex sql queries. Tools: Database management systems like Microsoft Sql server database management system, oracle and MySQL etc are used to setup, manage and store the database.
  • Test management & defect management tools: The software tester participate the testing activities as mentioned below:
    • understand and analyse client requirements
    • review the project documents
    • communicate the errors to concerned person in team
    • design test cases, test scenarios, test data, trace the requirements using the standard techniques available
    • set up and verify the test environment
    • co-ordinate with BA, other testers, test leaders, developers in the team
    • execute the test cases and record the results
    • report the defects to developers and track them until they are closed.
    • assist the users during UAT
    • participate in deployment process
    • test metric gathering and reporting

So the testers use the test management tools or defect management tools (also called defect reporting & tracking tools). The examples of common tools used are: MS office – MS excel, MS word, ALM, jira, bugzilla, inbuilt tools etc 

  • Basic knowledge of Linux commands: Most of the applications are based on web services, databases, and applications servers are deployed on the Linux machine. It is better to have basic knowledge of other operating systems like UNIX, Android etc.
  • Performance testing: Performance or speed or efficiency of software is a very important non functional feature of software to be tested. Tools: Loadrunner, SQL profiler etc  
  • Other technical skills: Different device testing like system testing, server testing, mobile testing on various types. Web services testing, SAP testing, ETL & Datawarehouse testing can also be required based on the type of project. Browser and system compatibility testing tools, usability testing, scalability testing are some more skills to be mastered.
  • Knowledge in technologies like Digital transformation with Agile, Machine Learning in  Testing, Increased adoption of DEVOPS, Big data testing, IOT testing and Test automation techniques.

HR Skills:

The Soft skills or HR skills that a software Tester should have are:

  • Analytical skills: Good software tester should have analytical skills. It helps in breaking up complex software system into smaller units, understand the requirements, analyse them and write the test design documents.
  • Communication skills: A good software tester should be good in verbal and written communication skill. The defects are to be communicated in an objective manner to the developers to avoid the people issues in the team. 
  • Time management: Software testers should efficiently manage workload, have high productivity, exhibit time management and organizational skills, estimate the test effort and report to test leader.
  • Great Attitude: To be good software you should have great positive attitude. An attitude test to break, detail orientation, willingness to learn and suggest improvements. Help the co testers, positive attitude towards developers and appreciate their effort in programming. 
  • Passion: A software must have passion for his profession or field. 
  • Urge for Continuous learning: The software tester should involve in continuous learning process- testing tools, update with new versions, testing procedures & techniques, testing standards, basic knowledge of other technologies to support the testing activities is important to excel in ones career.
  • Documentation skills: Strong skills on documentation using MS office kind of tools. 
  • Critical analysis and out of box thinking. 

The software testers are required to possess all the above skills. In addition, always be passionate about learning more what comes their way, explore, research, trouble shoot, co opertaive, sometimes even perform the additional roles though not a role of QA like co ordinate with client, etc if needed in the project or organisation should be the characteristics of successful QA career. The above content can be used while preparing the resume of a software tester and also interview preparation.

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  1. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired results. In this article, the skills for software tester jobs are listed. The skills required can be either technical skills or HR skills that a software tester should have.
    Technical skills:
    Project Specific information: The various information of project and client requirements
    SDLC & STLC: The knowledge about the software development life cycle steps
    Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing
    Basic knowledge of database/SQL: The software has data to be stored in the database like customer information, business
    information, organisation information etc.
    Basic knowledge of Linux commands
    Test management & defect management tools
    Knowledge in technologies
    The Soft skills or HR skills that a software Tester should have are:
    Analytical skills
    Communication skills
    Time management
    Communication
    Passion
    Great attitude
    Urge for continuous Learning
    Documentation skills
    Always be passionate about learning more!

  2. The skills for software tester jobs such as Technical Skills & HR Skills are listed in this page.
    Technical skills are Project Specific information, SDLC &STLC , Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing ,
    Basic knowledge of Database/SQL, Test management & defect management tools , Basic knowledge of linux commands,
    other technical skills . HR skills are Analytical skills, communication skills, Time Management, Great Attitude, Passion,
    Urge for Continuous learning, Documentation skills, Critical analysis and out of box thinking.

  3. The skills for software tester jobs such as Technical Skills & HR Skills are listed in this page.
    Technical skills are Project Specific information, SDLC &STLC , Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing ,
    Basic knowledge of Database/SQL, Test management & defect management tools , Basic knowledge of linux commands,
    other technical skills . HR skills are Analytical skills, communication skills, Time Management, Great Attitude, Passion,
    Urge for Continuous learning, Documentation skills, Critical analysis and out of box thinking.

  4. Software Testing is a process of validating the system whether it meets the requirements and meets the desired result.Can be validated using manual or automation.
    Software Tester need
    –> Technical Skills, that is the understanding of SDLC and STLC.Knowledge on the functional Testing skills , both manual and Automation with a basic knowledge of SQL, SAP testing, ETL, Web services and so.Knowledge on the Test Management tools and defect tracking tools with understanding of the test documents.
    –>Soft Skills- Tester should have great analytical,communication skills in understanding the requirements and reporting the defects.Have positive attitude towards the team and have time management skills and documentation skills.
    Tester should have a great urge for continuos learning and passion for testing.  

  5. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired resulkts The skills for software tester jobs technical skills &hr skills are listed in this article
    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    Project specific information
    SDLC &STLC
    Functional testing skills;manual testing &automation testing ; automation tools like selenium,
    Basic knowledge of data base SQL
    Test management & defect management tools: The software tester participate the testing activities as mentioned below:
    understand and analyse client requirements
    review the project documents
    communicate the errors to concerned person in team
    design test cases, test scenarios, test data, trace the requirements using the standard techniques available
    set up and verify the test environment
    co-ordinate with BA, other testers, test leaders, developers in the team
    execute the test cases and record the results
    report the defects to developers and track them until they are closed.
    assist the users during UAT
    participate in deployment process
    test metric gathering and reporting

  6. Agile Methodology.
    Automation.
    Web & Mobile Technologies.
    SDLC.
    Rational Analysis & Logical Thinking.
    Social Networking.
    Testing Tools & Techniques.
    Programming.

  7. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired results
    The software testers needed Technical Skills as well as HR skills both are listed here:
    Project Specific information
    . SDLC & STLC
    . Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing
    . Basic knowledge of database/SQL
    . Test management & defect management tools
    . Basic knowledge of Linux commandsHR SKILLS
    The soft skills or hr skills that a software tester should have are
    Analytical skills
    Communication skills
    Time management
    Great attiude
    Passion
    Urge for continous learning
    Documentation skills
    Critical thinking

  8. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired results.
    The skills for software tester are Technical Skills & HR Skills.
    Technical Skills:
    Project Specific information:
    SDLC & STLC:
    Functional testing skills-
    Basic knowledge of database/SQL:
    Test management & defect management tools:
    Basic knowledge of Linux commands:
    Performance testing:
    Other technical skills. Web services testing, SAP testing, ETL & Datawarehouse testing Browser and system compatibility testing tools, usability testing, scalability testing
    Knowledge in technologies like Digital transformation with Agile, Machine Learning in Testing, Increased adoption of DEVOPS, Big data testing, IOT testing and Test automation techniques.

    HR Skills:
    The Soft skills or HR skills that a software Tester should have are:
    Analytical skills:
    Communication skills:
    Time management:
    Great Attitude:
    Passion:
    Urge for Continuous learning:
    Documentation skills:
    Critical analysis and out of box thinking.

  9. Technical Skills:
    1. Project Specific information
    2. SDLC & STLC: T
    3. Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing:
    4. Basic knowledge of database/SQL:
    5. Test management & defect management tools:
    6. Basic knowledge of Linux commands:
    7. Performance testing:
    Other technical skills:
    -Device testing like system testing, server testing, mobile testing on various types.
    – Web services testing,
    – SAP testing,
    – ETL & Datawarehouse testing
    Knowledge in technologies like Digital transformation with Agile, Machine Learning in Testing, Increased adoption of DEVOPS, Big data testing, IOT testing and Test automation techniques.
    HR Skills:
    1. Analytical skills
    2. Communication skills
    3. Time management
    4. Great Attitude
    5. Passion
    6. Urge for Continuous learning
    7. Documentation skills
    8. Critical analysis and out of box thinking.

  10. Software testing is a process of verifying the computer system or program to know whether it meets the requirements and produces the desired results. In many projects, tester have to test software without any specification of the document. So for this type of scenario the domain knowledge is the biggest challenge every tester faces. The basic skills required to become a software tester are as below.
    1) Analytical skills: Analytical skills helps to break the complex system software into smaller units to gain better understanding.
    So a good software tester should have analytical skills.
    2) Communication skills: The software docs should be easy to comprehend and easy to read. As software testers needs to
    communicate with different people in the IT team, the software tester should have good verbal and written
    communications.
    3) Test Management and organization skills: At the time of software release the testing job will be demanding. The software
    tester should efficiently handle the workload and have high productivity, exhibit optimal management.
    4) Great Attitude: An attitude to test, willingness to learn and should suggest process improvements. The attitude of a tester
    should reflect certain degree of independence, where all the responsibilities to complete the task are taken.
    5) Passion: Passion is must to succeed in any job, and the same is also applied for software tester.

  11. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces required desired results. The skills for software tester jobs are Technical Skills & HR Skills.
    Technical Skills:
    1. Project Specific information
    2. SDLC & STLC
    3. Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing
    4. Basic knowledge of database/SQL
    5. Test management & defect management tools
    6. Basic knowledge of Linux commands
    7. Other technical skills – like system testing, server testing, mobile testing on various types. Web services testing, SAP testing, ETL & Data warehouse testing can also be required based on the type of project. Browser and system compatibility testing tools, usability testing, scalability testing are some more skills to be mastered.

    HR Skills:
    1. Analytical skills
    2. Communication skills
    3. Time management
    4. Great Attitude
    5. Passion
    6. Urge for Continuous learning
    7. Documentation skills
    8. Critical analysis and out of box thinking.

  12. 1. Technical skill- 1. Project Specific information
    2. SDLC & STLC
    3. Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing
    4. Basic knowledge of database/SQL
    5. Test management & defect management tools
    6. Basic knowledge of Linux commands
    7. Performance testing
    2. HR skills – 1. Analytical skills
    2. Communication skills
    3. Time management
    4. Great Attitude
    5. Passion
    6. Urge for Continuous learning
    7. Documentation skills
    8. Critical analysis and out of box thinking

  13. The software tester should have the knowledge about some Technical skill and HR skills.
    Which are like: Project Specific information, The knowledge about the software development life cycle step docs SDLC,STLC, Functional testing skills- Manual testing & Automation testing. Basic knowledge of database/SQL. Basic knowledge of Linux commands, Performance testing, Analytical skills, Communication skills, great Attitude, Performance testing, Passion, Urge for Continuous learn.
    The software testers are required to possess all the above skills. In addition, always be passionate about learning more what comes their way, explore, research, trouble shoot, co operative, sometimes even perform the additional roles though not a role of QA like co ordinate with client, etc if needed in the project or organization should be the characteristics of successful QA career.

  14. The skills required for software jobs are Technical skills and HR skills. Technical skills include: understanding and know how to perform functional and non functional requirements testing,know the purpose of the software and to understand the project document and client requirements, basic knowledge of Linux commands, UNIX operating system, testing using SQL queries, knowledge about SDLC and STLC, to learn about test management tools and defect management tools, performance testing and other skills.
    HR skills include good analytical skills, communication skills, great attitude, better time management, good documentation skills, passion towards learning and working in the software field

  15. Skills required for software tester:
    Software tester should always be passionate about Technical skills, HR skills, In addition should explore, trouble shoots, quick and easy understand the requirement.
    Technical Skills like:
    *Project specific infromation
    * SDLC & STLC
    * Functional testing skills like manual & automation skills
    * Knowledge about data base testing using SQL Queries
    * Test management tools & defect management tools: QC, ALM, UFT, Selenium, SQL.
    * Basic knowledge of Linux commands
    * Perforamnce testing: Load runner
    * Other technical skills: Like ETL, Datawarehouse testing, web server testing(soup UI), SAP testing, usability testing, scalability testing
    Knowledge on Devops, Big data testing
    HR Skills:
    * Analytical skills
    * Communication skills
    * Time management
    * Great Attitude
    * Passionate
    * Continous skills
    * Document skills like MS office, Excel
    * Critical Analysis
    In additional, always passionate to learn more what come their way. If needed QA can co-ordinate with client.

  16. The skills required to be a software tester can be either technical skills or HR skills that a software tester should have. HR skills: e.g.- analytical skills, good verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills, a great positive attitude, Passion for the field, Urge for continuous learning, strong skill on documentation using MS office kind of tools and critical analysis and out of box thinking. Technical Skills: e.g.- Project Specific information: The various information of project and client requirements, knowledge about the software development life cycle steps, SDLC models like Agile scrum, RUP are essential, tester should be able to understand and analyze the functional requirements, identify the defects and verify the requirements of client, should be able to write simple or complex SQL queries and should be able to use test management & defect management tools

  17. Software testing is a process of validating the computer system whether it meets the specified requirements and produces the required the desired results.
    There are 2 skills that require
    1.Technical skill
    2.HR skill

    1.Technical skills are:
    project information
    SDLC & STLC
    Functional testing skills: Manual and automation testing tools
    Basic knowledge of database/SQL
    2.HR skills:
    Analytical skill
    communication skill
    Test management
    Great attitude
    Passion
    Urge for continuing learning
    Documentation kill.

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